Manual Turns in Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilation

Winkelman, Chris; Ling-Chun Chiang
August 2010
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2010, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p36
Academic Journal
The article examines the evidence related to frequency of manual turning positions in patients receiving mechanical ventilation in intensive care unit (ICU). It discusses the benefits and risks of frequent manual turning and why new evidence must be developed for best care of patients. It depicts that up to 90% of acute care patients who need assistance in repositioning are not receiving manual turning as needed.


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